In May, Norwegian singer-songwriter Trevis released his latest single Way You Do It and he recently released the music video for the track, which saw him host a pool party in Los Angeles. Trevis is now in the studio working on his second EP, having previously released his debut EP – The B EP, and earlier this year, Trevis was the opening act for The Vamps for their show in Oslo. Chatting to us recently, Trevis tells us about his music video for Way You Do It, working on his upcoming EP and being the opening act for The Vamps.
How has your latest single Way You Do It gone down with your listeners?
The response has been really good, those who have heard it love it and it’s growing steadily.
What was it like filming your music video for the track and how long did it take to film?
The music video shoot was an actual party I threw together with some of my best mates in Los Angeles. So, as you can imagine, I had a lot of fun filming it and luckily people were very patient with us as we had to make sure we got all the footage we needed. It was filmed in my friend’s backyard in Los Angeles, California.
Since I was only going to be in Los Angeles for a week, we decided to shoot the Way You Do It and That’s How Love Will Do music videos on the same day. It was mad hectic getting everything together plus throwing an actual pool party and making sure it didn’t get out of control. Luckily, we had a really professional team with us that made sure we got what we needed. It was a full day shoot starting at eleven in the morning and we wrapped up around 12am.
How involved were you in the making of the video and what was the reasoning behind it?
Both my manager and I were heavily involved in the treatment and making of the music video. I actually found the location and got most people to turn up for the pool party. I was my own stylist too lol. It was directed by Isaac Yowman. The concept for this video was to have as many people from different backgrounds, all having a good time, turning up together for a sick pool party. I think we definitely captured a feel-good summer vibe, just like the song… And I liked the way it turned out… baby 😀.
We understand you are currently working on an EP, when are you hoping to release new music?
The new EP will be completed mid-July so I’ll probably release a new song towards the end of July. Fingers crossed 😀.
Can listeners expect an album this year?
I’m currently in Los Angeles working on a lot of new music. I’ve been in the studio every day and I’m in a very creative space. So I won’t rule out a possible album release later this year after the EP 😉.
Your debut EP is called The B EP, how did you decide on the name?
I decided to title my first EP after the girl that every song on the EP was written about. During our studio sessions while making all these records, there was a common theme in the lyrics, and they were all about her. She was the first girl I fell in love with when I moved to California so she definitely influenced my music.
Earlier this year, you were the opening act for The Vamps in Oslo, what was the atmosphere like at this show?
It was electric! It was a sold-out show and my manager only got the phone call asking if I could open for them the day before. We said yes, turned up the next day and had a blast. I loved every minute of it!
Do you have any other support shows coming up and are there plans for a tour?
No other support shows at the moment, I’ve been doing mainly festivals and private events. There are most definitely plans for a tour! I’m working on the next EP and I’ll be putting a tour together after the new EP is out.
Do you hope to perform your music in the UK in the near future?
The UK is very important to me and my whole team, so we’re planning on doing more promotion and performing on the next run.
Have you always wanted to be a music artist and how did you get into it?
I’ve been a fan of music for as long as I can remember and I’ve always wanted to become an artist. I was heavily influenced by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Chris Brown growing up. When I was eleven years old, I had my first studio session in Oslo, where I met British songwriter/rapper Ola Sanusi, who went on to become my manager who I’ve worked with since.
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